George is 99.5 years old and he is a 'powder hound':
Happiness with George Jedenoff is all about skiing.
George Jedenoff is just short of 100 years old and he's still a keen and active skier.
He is back at Alta and Snowbird in Utah for his 57th consecutive year.
He was 43 when he took up the sport in 1960 and has returned to Utah every year since then.
George reflects on the happiness skiing has given him throughout his life.
He still skis powder in both snowy and fine weather and as the video below proves, even at his age he is a powder hound.
He says, "You have to love it whatever kind of weather or you're not a real skier"
"Powder makes you happy and you really need to go for it", he says.
When asked what is his best trait? He replies, "I never give up".
And his worst? He replies with a chuckle, "I never give up".
He's one impressive guy, and we hope he has many more skiing occasions ahead of him.
George Jedenoff - ready for skiing
George Jedenoff - 99.5 year old powder hound
Wednesday 15th February
Is it real?
French pro skier Candide Thovex is famous for his freestyle skiing and for his creative filming of it.
Viewed by millions, his videos invariably make people wonder 'Can it be real?'
In 2015 he shot a video for an Audi commercial where he skies in a ski resort during summer across grass fields and cow pastures, along roads, through tunnels and in the woods, doing obscure or hidden jumps as well as launching over a tractor unnoticed.
The stunts have sparked questions everywhere on social media about their authenticity.
'Of course it's real. It's Candide Thovex' read most, but the audacity and extreme level of the skiing is unbelievable.
It is the final and very precisely aimed jump into the boot of an Audi Quattro that draws most consternation...
Well here is a video to help us out; The making of the advert...
And if you missed it, here is the end product.
Tuesday 14th February
The Queen on Skis!
Her Majesty may be 90 but she's a demon on skis.
She's just appeared in a video - along with a couple of guardsmen in full bearskin helmets - on the slopes of Les Arcs in France.
She's pretty good in the park too.
Her Majesty in the park
OK, it's not really her.
The video is a teaser for the Great British Celebration which will take place in Les Arcs from 27th to 30th March and, as well as the "Queen", it features Britain's most famous fictional spy.
The event will celebrate British culture and the whole resort will be decked out in British colours, from the railway station in Bourg Saint Maurice to the summit of the Aiguille Rouge at 3226 metres.
Among the activities will be an Anglo-French sledge contest and a France v GB ski race.
LOVE is in the air in Loveland ... on the slopes & in the Post Room
Here's one especially for Valentine's Day tomorrow.
Loveland in Colorado is in the mood for 'love'.
In fact love is BIG business for Loveland.
There's a post room frenzy for 'love' cards, there's speed dating on the ski slopes, and mountain-top wedding ceremonies.
If it's love you're after, Loveland, it seems, is the place to be.
For two weeks every year, Loveland volunteers stamp and redecorate hundreds and thousands of letters from all corners of the world so that lovers can present the objects of their desires with letters postmarked from the land of love.
It's a business that has been going for some 70 years, when keen philatelist and postmaster, Mr Ivers, began re-addressing all mail "From The Sweetheart City." Read more on Love-in-a postroom.
But there's more.. how about speed dating on the ski slopes, with the chance of a chairlift-chat-up?
You only need to endure the chat-up for the 5 minute duration of the chairlift ride.
The speed dating took place on Saturday, so it's too late for this year.
And indeed, if your chat-up line is sparky enough and you happen to hit it off, you can get married on the Loveland Ski slopes on Valentine's Day.
It's official you can really do it and you get a free 2-for-1 special lift pass.
Participating couples must pre-register online in order to receive the Marry Me Ski for Free 2-for-1 lift ticket special.
Meanwhile as our Chief Reporter interacts with Moritz the Ibex, the champs are training on the ski slopes - see below... watch them fly!
We can't wait.
Monday 6th February
Complementary currencies are a growing phenomenon in Switzerland
The Swiss ski resort of Les Diablerets launched its own temporary currency in December 2016 in order to boost the local economy and to finance a new cable car, which residents say is essential for the area's future.
Fifty-thousand coins have been released into local circulation in the ski resort of Les Diablerets, each engraved with an image of the existing cable car's gondola-style cabins.
The currency has been named the Isenau, after the ski area above the village that is reached by the old lift.
Isenau coins are each worth CHF10 (around £8.00) and have been circulating in the local economy since December 2016.
Moreover the Valais region is also introducing new banknotes.
They are expecting to introduce the Farinet Banknotes in April 2017.
Around 80,000 bills will be put in circulation to encourage the development of the local economy and around 100 businesses, from cafes and architects to taxi firms and grocers, have already agreed to accept the currency.
Notes with the following values will be in circulation 1, 2, 5, 10, 13, 20, 50 and100 Farinets.
Originally the ‘Farinet’ was introduced in Sion in the canton of Valais to support the bid for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.
We seem to be on a sliding theme at the moment with sleds and now the luge.
This is a natural luge track.
Its a road in Vatra Dornei, a town in north east Romania, with some great hair pin bends.
The clip is promoting the FIL World Championship competition that is taking place at the moment from 2nd - 5th February.
Now wouldn't this be fun?
Thursday 2nd February
Longest Chain of sleds in Austria:
On 22nd January this year 508 sleds set a new world record for the longest chain of sleds.
They linked up the 508 sleds, which was around 750m long, and snaked down the snowy Austrian mountain.
The escapade took place at the Wildkogel Arena ski area in Austria.
The team earned an entry in the book of Guinness World Records.
Love the Mexican Wave at the end.
And for those who don't know.... the Wildkogel Arena is a 2,224m grass mountain in the Kitzbühel Alps in Oberpinzgau in Salzburg.
508 sleds snake down Austrian mountain
Wednesday 1st February
Heroic action by Snowboarder saves the day:
A young snowboarder saves the day and averts an accident as he hurls himself onto an out of control snowmobile and manages to stop it.
The unmanned machine was hurtling down a ski slope in Turkey and it was speeding towards a busy T-bar.
The cameraman said the snowboarder had flown past hundreds of other skiers and snowboarders to catch up with the snowmobile and described his actions as “heroic”.Snowboarder launches himself into unmanned snowmobile
Getting granny on the snow:
Skiing holidays are a great experience for all the family, and now even an elderly granny can join in the winter fun.
With a little help from ES Adaptive a 90 year old granny who is partially blind and wheelchair bound was taken out on the snow in December last year and whizzed around the snowy mountain.
The adventure took place in Verbier with the assistance from European Snowsports, one of the resident ski schools in resort.
The granny, who is not named, was taken out in a specially designed sit-ski by Charlotte one of the ES Adaptive instructors.
And by all accounts she had a ball.
Adaptive skiing is often considered to be simply for the disabled, but here is a wonderful example of it being used for an elderly woman still looking for some spice in life.
Super-fast, super-granny in Verbier with ES Adaptive
Charlotte and Super Gran
Backcountry Ski Courses in Tignes:
PlanetSKI reporter, Squash Falconer, is now helping to run backcountry ski courses in Tignes.
She has teamed up with Floss from Freeflo for the Snow & Rock Freeflo Backcountry Ski Adventure Skills Course.
"We had an amazing week with fresh powder, great snow conditions, blue skies and a lovely group. We worked on avalanche safety, terrain selection, navigation, ski touring, skiing off piste and skills in the back country," said Squash.